Apr 19 - Chief Minister Presented with Chipolina GFA Shirt

gfaJoseph Chipolina of the Gibraltar Football Association this morning presented Chief Minister Fabian Picardo with his football shirt, to be framed and hung on the wall at Number 6 Convent Place. Joseph Chipolina scored the first ever goal during an official UEFA competition, at the futsal tournament carried out in Nice earlier this year.

Joseph expressed his pride and honour at presenting the Chief Minister with his shirt. He added that he hoped the future brought great success for the team, and more goals would be scored during official UEFA games.

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Apr 19 - Government Reacts to Mid Harbours Estate Committee Claims

mid harbour estateThe Mid Harbours Estate Committee has expressed their concern to the Government over the dilapidated conditions of the Government rental Estate. The Committee has taken the opportunity to circulate their concerns as they have received no response from the Government, on the matter.

The Committee notes that the Estate contains almost five hundred apartments, ‘most of which’ they add, ‘ are occupied by families of kindred spirit, with a desire to live in a clean and efficiently maintained environment’. They insist that Mid Harbours has become a haven for miscreants, including smugglers and purveyors of everything illegal.

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Apr 19 European Association of Airport and Seaport Police

European Association of Airport and Seaport PoliceThe Royal Gibraltar Police will be hosting the Executive Committee of the European Association of Airport and Seaport Police when they hold their 40th annual conference in Gibraltar next week. The conference will be held at the Caleta Hotel. This is the fourth time that the conference will come to Gibraltar. This year will see the highest number of attending delegates ever.

The EAASP seeks to promote international cooperation and advises European and international policy makers on matters related to posts policing. The Executive Committee works closely with the European Commission and is active in working groups on both the maritime and aviation fields. RGP Commissioner Eddie Yome is currently the Vice-President Aviation.

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Apr 18 International Workers Memorial Day

Unite The UnionThe International Workers Memorial Day takes place around the world on the 28 of April each year. The slogan for the Day is -

!REGULATIONS DON’T KILL JOBS-LACK OF REGULATION KILL WORKER!

Unite the Union will be hosting a national event at the Gibraltar Parliament on Sunday, 28th April, at 11:30 am to mark the occasion and commemorate all those working class men and women who have died from work-related deaths, injuries and occupational related illness.

The purpose behind Workers' Memorial Day has always been to "remember the dead: fight for the living" and unions are asked to focus on both areas, by considering events or memorial to remember all those killed through work but at the same time ensuring that such tragedies are not repeated. That can best be done by building trade union organisation, and campaigning for stricter enforcement with higher penalties for breaches of health & safety laws.

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